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All you need to know about your favorite drink, chai

06 Jan 2020

All you need to know about your favorite drink, chai

Did you know that not every tea is chai?

#HealthBytes: All you need to know about White Tea

11 Sep 2018

#HealthBytes: All you need to know about White Tea

White tea is called so, because its leaves are plucked before the tea plant's leaves open fully, and the young buds are still covered with fine white hairs.

Want to drink coffee alongside snakes? Head to this Cambodia-cafe!

06 Sep 2018

Want to drink coffee alongside snakes? Head to this Cambodia-cafe!

To overcome fear of water, you got to swim, goes a saying. Likewise, to get over your giddiness when you spot a lizard or a snake slither their way, you got to hit this cafe in Cambodia.

IIT Bombay Study: Most Indian salts contain plastic particles

03 Sep 2018

IIT Bombay Study: Most Indian salts contain plastic particles

In a first-of-its-kind study in India, researchers from IIT Bombay have found that most table salts available in India are likely to contain microplastics from polluted sea water.

Delhi: EDMC asks meat shops to display halal, jhatka label

31 Aug 2018

Delhi: EDMC asks meat shops to display halal, jhatka label

All restaurants and shops selling or serving meat in East Delhi will have to mandatorily display boards specifying if it is 'halal' or 'jhatka' meat.

This Arunachal tea variety fetched Rs. 40,000/kg in auction

24 Aug 2018

This Arunachal tea variety fetched Rs. 40,000/kg in auction

A tea variety from Arunachal Pradesh has fetched a world-record price of Rs. 40,000/kg at Guwahati Tea Auction Center in Assam breaking the record of an Assam tea variety auctioned last month.

Is coconut oil really poison as this Harvard Professor claims?

23 Aug 2018

Is coconut oil really poison as this Harvard Professor claims?

A Harvard Professor's claim "coconut oil is pure poison," has left the world divided and India, especially South India, fuming.

#FoodBytes: 5 places in Delhi for desi, delectable street food

22 Aug 2018

#FoodBytes: 5 places in Delhi for desi, delectable street food

Delhi is as much India's food capital as otherwise. With the best possible amalgamation of cuisines from all over the country, influenced by the vast cultured population that reside there, it is a foodie's heaven.

Creepy or Cute? Internet can't stop talking about puppy-shaped desserts

22 Aug 2018

Creepy or Cute? Internet can't stop talking about puppy-shaped desserts

Internet is a divided space: it can't decide whether these desserts are creepy or cute.

Robinhood Army aims to reach 1mn hungry people this I-Day

15 Aug 2018

Robinhood Army aims to reach 1mn hungry people this I-Day

Robinhood Army considers hunger a major problem and they have taken upon themselves to fight this. This Independence Day, volunteers of the group have decided to distribute food to 1 million people nationwide.

#TravelBytes: 5 unique restaurants in Delhi you must try

13 Aug 2018

#TravelBytes: 5 unique restaurants in Delhi you must try

There are two things that Delhi has no dearth of - first being people, and the second, is the number of places to eat at.

No sandwich, samosas, AI-passengers to get packed-items like peanuts, cookies

03 Aug 2018

No sandwich, samosas, AI-passengers to get packed-items like peanuts, cookies

In a bid to save money, Air India has decided to give passengers on a flight (having less than an hour duration), packed food like peanuts, cookies etc., as opposed to snacks like samosas or sandwiches.

Swiggy launches paid subscription program to compete with Zomato

01 Aug 2018

Swiggy launches paid subscription program to compete with Zomato

On Tuesday, Swiggy, one of India's largest online food delivery platforms, announced the launch of its paid subscription program called Swiggy Super, initially to be rolled out to "limited users" in seven Indian cities.

Congress alleges 'plastic eggs' being sold in Goa; demands action

31 Jul 2018

Congress alleges 'plastic eggs' being sold in Goa; demands action

The Congress today alleged that "plastic eggs" are being sold in Goa and demanded action from the Goa Government to check the practice.

#UnpopularOpinion: Why allowing outside-food in theaters isn't a good idea

14 Jul 2018

#UnpopularOpinion: Why allowing outside-food in theaters isn't a good idea

Bringing cheer to the masses, the Maharashtra government yesterday announced that people will now be allowed to bring their own food inside cinema halls and multiplexes.

#HealthBytes: 5 commonly-believed health myths which are completely false

10 Jul 2018

#HealthBytes: 5 commonly-believed health myths which are completely false

Seeking and sticking to diet is a great idea, but notably, not all food advice is good advice. Some 'facts' should be taken with a pinch of salt.

Now save money on every order with Zomato Piggybank

10 Jul 2018

Now save money on every order with Zomato Piggybank

Zomato has launched a new reward points-based loyalty program called "Zomato Piggybank."

'Yogi mango' named after CM Yogi Adityanath center-of-attraction at mango-festival

23 Jun 2018

'Yogi mango' named after CM Yogi Adityanath center-of-attraction at mango-festival

Mango lovers have a chance to taste over 700 varieties of the fruit at a two-day festival in Lucknow with "Yogi mango" named after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath being the center of attraction of the event.

"Expired beer" and other violations at 44% Delhi bars

11 Jun 2018

"Expired beer" and other violations at 44% Delhi bars

The next time you are at a bar, make sure to check the expiry date on your bottle of beer.

Lucknow: 700 varieties of mangoes to be exhibited in Aam-Mahotsav

09 Jun 2018

Lucknow: 700 varieties of mangoes to be exhibited in Aam-Mahotsav

A mango festival will be held at Indira Gandhi Pratisthaan in Lucknow on June 23 and June 24 to make people aware of the different varieties of the fruit.

Non-veg lovers opt vegetarian-food in Kolkata. The reason is fear

01 May 2018

Non-veg lovers opt vegetarian-food in Kolkata. The reason is fear

The fear of being served with meat of dogs/cats has reportedly reduced the sale of non-vegetarian food by almost half in Kolkata and surrounding areas.

Swiggy raises Rs. 642cr in its biggest funding round

08 Feb 2018

Swiggy raises Rs. 642cr in its biggest funding round

Bengaluru-based food delivery start-up Swiggy has raised $100mn (a little over Rs. 642.5 crore) in a Series F funding round led by South African media conglomerate Naspers joined by Chinese e-commerce platform Meituan-Dianping.

China's Alibaba leads BigBasket's $300-million funding round

03 Feb 2018

China's Alibaba leads BigBasket's $300-million funding round

Online grocery start-up BigBasket has raised $300 million in Series-E funding which was led by China's Alibaba Group. This is the largest investment raised by the company so far.

IIT-B students asked to use separate plates for non-veg food

17 Jan 2018

IIT-B students asked to use separate plates for non-veg food

An email to students of IIT-Bombay purportedly from the mess coordinator of Hostel 11 has raked up a controversy.

French giant Danone shutting down dairy business in India

12 Jan 2018

French giant Danone shutting down dairy business in India

Paris-based Danone SA -after three failed attempts to succeed in the Indian dairy industry- is discontinuing its dairy operations in the country, which is among the fastest-growing global consumer packaged goods markets.

Thanks to climate change, chocolate to get extinct by 2040

03 Jan 2018

Thanks to climate change, chocolate to get extinct by 2040

Imagine a world without chocolates.

To revive its tea industry, West Bengal sheds anti-business image

29 Dec 2017

To revive its tea industry, West Bengal sheds anti-business image

The West Bengal government under Mamata Banerjee has often faced criticism for failing to attract investments.

Soon, no non-veg food on display outside South Delhi eateries

28 Dec 2017

Soon, no non-veg food on display outside South Delhi eateries

According to the BJP-ruled South Delhi municipal corporation (SDMC), displaying non-vegetarian food outside eateries should be banned.

Soon, ready-to-eat meals from Nestle and more brands on trains

27 Dec 2017

Soon, ready-to-eat meals from Nestle and more brands on trains

The Indian Railways' dismal catering service gained major attention when in July, a CAG report said food served on trains is "unfit for human consumption".

All about McDonald's and Vikram Bakshi conflict

26 Dec 2017

All about McDonald's and Vikram Bakshi conflict

McDonald's fans in North or East India are in for some sad news.

Dabbawalas, former cop and businessman launch Mumbai Roti Bank

25 Dec 2017

Dabbawalas, former cop and businessman launch Mumbai Roti Bank

Mumbai, India's entertainment capital, hosts several events daily, which frequently mean tremendous wastage of food.

Jet fined Rs. 50,000 for button in passenger's food

18 Dec 2017

Jet fined Rs. 50,000 for button in passenger's food

Jet Airways has been ordered to pay Rs. 50,000 to a passenger who found a button in his in-flight meal.

#InternationalTeaDay: Celebrating the 'Ek Cup Chai' we can't do without

15 Dec 2017

#InternationalTeaDay: Celebrating the 'Ek Cup Chai' we can't do without

Did you know that not every tea is chai?

WTO: India 'deeply disappointed' over US' food security stance

13 Dec 2017

WTO: India 'deeply disappointed' over US' food security stance

India has expressed "deep disappointment" at the ongoing eleventh ministerial conference (MC11) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the decision by a "major member country" to renege on its commitment to finding a permanent solution to the public food stockholding issue.

Hotels, restaurants can charge over MRP, rules SC

13 Dec 2017

Hotels, restaurants can charge over MRP, rules SC

The SC has rejected the Centre's argument that selling of mineral water at above MRP is illegal, ruling hotels/restaurants can legally charge customers over the printed price.

Centre: Restaurants/hotels should be fined for selling above MRP

12 Dec 2017

Centre: Restaurants/hotels should be fined for selling above MRP

If you buy a bottle of water at any hotel or restaurant, chances are you would have been charged much more than the MRP.

Parliament prepares to use food cards, as digital drive fails

07 Dec 2017

Parliament prepares to use food cards, as digital drive fails

After demonetization, efforts were made to promote the use of credit and debit cards in Parliament's four canteens. However, this drive failed to take off. Now, MPs and parliament staff might be given prepaid food cards to push for cashless transactions.

Indian Railways: If your food isn't delivered, you get coupons!

06 Dec 2017

Indian Railways: If your food isn't delivered, you get coupons!

When the Indian Railways in June announced that passengers could now order food from their favorite outlets - KFC, Domino's, McDonald's and more - people cheered.

Islamophobia? Muslim girl asked to remove hijab at London McDonald's

03 Dec 2017

Islamophobia? Muslim girl asked to remove hijab at London McDonald's

Nestle India "in soup" again; Maggi noodles fail lab test

28 Nov 2017

Nestle India "in soup" again; Maggi noodles fail lab test

Nestle India is again facing fresh troubles after samples of Maggi noodles were found to be of "sub-standard" quality in a lab-test in Uttar Pradesh.